Features from 2001
11/29/01 - Ethnic Fusion Sound
11/28/01 - Maya Soleil
An interview with Rikhi Hambra, who fuses ancient and modern global sounds.
Explore African sounds with this unique ensemble.
10/29/01 - Serah
Singer/songwriter Serah spreads messages of peace through music.
10/28/01 - Sally Oldfield
Sally Oldfield discusses her spiritually-charged new release, Flaming Star.
09/14/01 - Sitar Power
Ashwin Batish comes from a line of unique and innovative sitar players. I spoke to him
about playing the sitar and fusing Indian and rock music.
08/31/01 - Voice of Tarika
An interview with Hanitra, the voice of popular Madagascar band Tarika, who explore the sounds of
Indonesia with their latest recording.
08/17/01 - Goodbye to the Hurdy Gurdy Man
Pierre Imbert, the master player of the vielle (hurdy gurdy) died this week. Here is a short tribute to him and
an encore presentation of an interview with him and his bandmates in Cordes en Folie.
08/03/01 - Baaba Maal's African World
Senegalese singer/songwriter and performer Baaba Maal uses his World-wide stage to
speak out about his homeland.
07/20/01 - Santour Musings
Santour virtuoso Kiu Haghighi discusses this unique instrument and Persian classical music.
07/06/01 - Abby Rabinovitz's Flute Story
Flautist Abby Rabinovitz draws upon her Jewish heritage and fuses it with sounds of the World.
06/22/01 - Liu Fang's Passionate Pipa
Pipa virtuoso Liu Fang is an award-winning performer and recording artist who
is well-versed in Chinese musical traditions.
06/08/01 - Blowing on the Didgeridoo
Didgeridoo expert Phillip Jackson talks about this unique instrument, including
some little known facts -- including how it got its name.
05/25/01 - Rajeev Taranath
An interview with this distinguished disciple of the Indian sarod.
05/11/01 - Let Us Break Bread Together
Musicians David Chevan and Warren Byrd combine Jewish and Afro-American sacred traditions.
04/27/01 - Ute Lemper
A contemporary performer who continues the tradition of German cabaret.
04/13/01 - The Essence of Qawwali
An examination of Sufi devotional music, with an emphasis on the work of the late Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan.
03/30/01 - Zulya
Russia meets Australia through this Tatar-born singer/songwriter.
03/16/01 - Barrage
Celtic, Jazz, World Fusion and a lot of fiddles: meet the band that has been Barrage-ing the World!
03/02/01 - Máire Brennan Speaks
Celtic singing sensation and Clannad frontwoman Máire Brennan talks about her lifelong love of music and transcending
the boundaries of styles and cultures.
02/16/01 - Genghis Blues
The filmmakers of this incredible story speak about their inspiration to make a movie about Paul Pena;s journey to
02/02/01 - Buena Vista Social Club
A profile of this group who has been performing Cuban son for over fifty years.
01/19/01 - Flamenco
The history and definining characteristics of this swinging Spanish style.
01/05/01 - Henri Dikongué
An interview with this fascinating Cameroonian singer/songwriter.